People who have not yet received a flu vaccination can still get one. Public health officials say the supply is adequate and the vaccine is available at doctor’s offices, clinics, and pharmacies.
The federal government recommends that everyone 6 months and older should receive a flu vaccination. Those between 6 months and 2 years, pregnant women, and people age 50 and over should get a shot that contains an inactive form of the virus. Older children and younger adults can get either the shot or nasal spray, which contains a live, weakened form of the virus. The nasal spray appears to work best in children 2 to 8 years old.